Break open the champagne. Spoon the caviar. Sound the trumpets. Can you believe it? A deal that makes both Bridgeport and Trumbull happy! The state legislature on Wednesday approved a border change that transfers 48 acres within Trumbull to Bridgeport for construction of a 1,500 student regional magnet high school, and Trumbull picks up a 20-acre parcel of open space it can now negotiate with the state DEP for future use as well as the city’s Parks Department Building. From Mayor Finch:
Statement from Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch re: Vote on Border Change proposal
“We are very happy with the Legislature’s vote on this extremely important issue. Now, we can move ahead with our plans for the Fairchild-Wheeler MultiMagnet High School on Bridgeport land.
“I want to again extend a heartfelt thank-you to Governor Malloy and his legal staff, especially Andrew McDonald and Anthony Jannotta, and to the Department of Education for their diligent attention to this matter. And, many thanks to our Legislators for taking up this vote in a timely fashion.
“We hope to have a shovel in the ground soon so we can all celebrate the hundreds of jobs this project will bring to the region. More importantly, we will be able to celebrate the ultimate results–a state-of-the-art school with 1,000 seats for Bridgeport children, offering a science and technology education unparalleled in the state.”